UK plans to blackout Russia via Cyber Attack


Britain is reportedly planning to blackout Russia if the latter tends to execute its plan of launching a missile attack at the UK’s military base which is said to be ill-equipped to respond to such attacks as of now.

The exercise to blackout Moscow is said to be the biggest war game of this decade and might involve over 5,500 cyber troops to involve in the £100 million operations.

Classified Whitehall info leaked through a source from Daily Mail suggests that the cyber forces of Britain have already received a green flag from the government to launch a digital attack which could turn off lights in Russia as a part of a bid to block the Vladimir Putin nation launching a missile attack.

Meanwhile, the news is out that Russian hackers targeted Cancer Research UK customers with a cyber attack in June 2016. The attack was launched to steal the card details of those people who purchased gifts through the charity website.

RiskIQ, a cybersecurity consultancy firm said that an anonymous group called ‘Magecart’ reportedly planted malicious code into the online store to copy credit card info of the customers. However, the IT staff of the Cancer Research UK identified the attempt in time and is said to have managed to nullify its effect.

The online shop catering to the Cancer Research UK allows donors to donate cancer treatment-related equipment such as Bandannas and clothing designed exclusively to those who underwent through a mastectomy.

On Monday this week, Russian embassy responded to all the allegations put forward by the UK as “false” and demanded a valid evidence to prove the points by the Theresa May led Government which is currently jostling to tackle Brexit.

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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